Rangers 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 10th, 1985
Ibrox. Att. 28,870
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ally McCoist (24) None.

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Hugh Burns
Stuart Munro
Dave McPherson
Craig Paterson
Iain Durrant
Ally McCoist
Bobby Russell
Bobby Williamson
Derek Ferguson
Davie Cooper
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne
Davie Dodds

Ted McMinn
Dave McKinnon
Gordon McLeod
John Clark

Dave McKinnon for Derek Ferguson (62)
Ted McMinn for Bobby Williamson (74)
John Clark for Tommy Coyne (64)

None. Ralph Milne (87)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)

Match Report

That old Ibrox jinx struck yet again. Rangers with a fraction of the number of chances that United had, deserved their victory probably on that fact alone. Opportunities for Beedie (twice), Coyne and Dodds all went a begging before Cooper split the Tannadice defence allowing Ally McCoist to go clear and beat Hamish. A strong penalty claim when Durrant nudged Paul Hegarty off the ball was turned down and the first half closed with United with yet another missed chance.

The second half followed a similar pattern though only a goal-line clearance by Maurice Malpas from Bobby Russell's long range lob prevented Rangers going further ahead.

Squad Statistics (as at August 10th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)76 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne62 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie63 0 - 0 -
Tommy Coyne61 0 - 0 -
John Clark (sub)59 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at August 10th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.